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Title: NWTS program criteria for mined geologic disposal of nuclear wasite: site performance criteria

This report states ten criteria governing the suitability of sites for mined geologic disposal of high-level radioactive waste. The Department of Energy will use these criteria in its search for sites and will reevaluate their use when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues radioactive waste repository rules. These criteria encompass site geometry, geohydrology, geochemistry, geologic characteristics, tectonic environment, human intrusion, surface characteristics, environment, and potential socioeconomic impacts. The contents of this document include background discussion, site performance criteria, and appendices. The background section describes the waste disposal system, the application of the site criteria, and applicable criteria from NWTS-33(1) - Program Objectives, Functional Requirements and System Performance Criteria. Appendix A, entitled Comparison with Other Siting Criteria compares the NWTS criteria with those recommended by other agencies. Appendix B contains DOE responses to public comments received on the January 1980 draft of this document. Appendix C is a glossary.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6554829
Report Number(s):
DOE/NWTS-33(2)
TRN: 81-007217
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH (USA). Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; SITE SELECTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; GEOCHEMISTRY; GEOLOGY; GEOMETRY; HYDROLOGY; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; SURFACES; TECTONICS; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; US DOE; CHEMISTRY; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MANAGEMENT; MATHEMATICS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 290600 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy